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Marywood University Scranton Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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  1. "Art Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Scranton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Marywood University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment; great people to work with

    Cons

    I've never had any problems.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Facilities, Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Scranton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Marywood University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great new facilities: Library / "Learning Commons," School of Architecture, and Fine Arts building.

    Cons

    Experienced poor leadership and management at the department level.

    Individuals in leadership positions repeatedly disregard concerns brought forth by students and faculty regarding the quality of instruction in some courses.

    Poor morale among the students and faculty routinely ignored by leadership.

    I have seen competent and knowledgeable instructors forced out by politically ambitious colleagues and superiors with little or no practical knowledge of the subject matter.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a (better) system by which faculty members can be held accountable for their actions. A structured peer review process might be helpful.

  3. "Athletic Administration/Coach"

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    Current Employee - Athletics in Scranton, PA
    Current Employee - Athletics in Scranton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Marywood University full-time

    Pros

    Marywood has many caring and compassionate individuals.

    Cons

    Very slow to change, with poor system for employee evaluations, and little accountability for people who do not properly do their jobs.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "associate director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA

    I worked at Marywood University full-time

    Pros

    some really nice, people but will lose the great ones, due to the lack of pay your pay your employees

    Cons

    work way to hard, terrible pay, and the benefits, where once bc/bs, now atena, also the what they match for your pension, is 2 percent, compared to other universities that get 10 percent.

    Advice to Management

    pay more, you will be losing great workers if you don't pay your great ones better pay


  5. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Scranton, PA

    I worked at Marywood University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small committed community that makes you feel like part of the family in many instances

    Cons

    Currently undergoing tremendous change which is causing many anxiety


  6. "The job is simple and easy, while getting an education."

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    Current Employee - Campus Safety Officer in Scranton, PA
    Current Employee - Campus Safety Officer in Scranton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Marywood University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition benefit for full-time employees

    Cons

    Changing health benefits and possibly tuition benefit.

    Advice to Management

    All the departments of the campus need to work together.


  7. "Adjunct laboratory instructor"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Scranton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Marywood University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at marywood are the small class sizes and flexability of schedules.

    Cons

    no full-time positions offered to people with a MS in science and little pay

  8. "technicial go for it"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technical in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Lab Technical in Scranton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Marywood University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good computer GO GO GO GO

    Cons

    yes, go for this OK

    Advice to Management

    good manager


  9. "Nice people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Marywood University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable based on cost of living, generally nice employees and students, good benefits. People try to be helpful in any way they can and genuinely care. Discount on meals in the dining hall (which is a good deal and there's a good variety). Free gym membership on campus.

    Cons

    Long hours (little work-life balance), politics (then again, it is academia, so it's to be expected). Communication issues between some people and sometimes it's difficult to know about protocol because it might not be stated.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out internal issues and improve overall communication.


  10. "Great if you need free tuition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    100% tuition paid for employees & their kids

    Cons

    Most people just work for the free tuition and then quit once they finish school or their kids graduate. (Note that free tuition does not include the exhorbitant fees and book costs.) Pay is about 1/3 less than elsewhere. When I left, there was a lot of talk about staff reductions and people were being let go seemingly at random. Employees afraid to say anything -- even offer positive ideas -- because of the threat of job loss. Way to get ahead is to befriend someone in management so you are "protected." Management does not communicate with employees; major changes often happen suddenly and staff is expected to adapt with little or no notice, training, or guidance. General atmosphere of fear and repression keeps university from truly growing or providing quality education.

    Advice to Management

    No need for advice, as no one would listen.


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